Last updated: 19:09 / Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Appoints Barbara Rupf Bee to Lead Distribution in EMEA

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Appoints Barbara Rupf Bee to Lead Distribution in EMEA

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has announced that Barbara Rupf Bee has joined the firm as Head of Global Client Group EMEA.

Rupf Bee will lead a coverage team responsible for delivering DeAWM’s investment products and services to institutional and retail clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She will also join the EMEA region and Global Client Group Executive Committees.

The Global Client Group team in EMEA comprises approximately 400 professionals. Across both asset and wealth management, the EMEA region accounts for approximately EUR 600 billion of DeAWM's EUR 931 billion of assets under management.

Michele Faissola, Head of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, said: "Barbara is a perfect fit for our global firm. She has extensive experience across the full breadth of our product offering, including traditional and alternative investments, as well as developed and emerging markets. She also has a deep understanding of the needs of both retail and institutional investors. I am delighted to welcome her to the team."

Based in Frankfurt, Rupf Bee reports to Dario Schiraldi, Head of Global Client Group. She brings almost 30 years’ experience to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. She was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Asset Managers Group, a specialist asset manager focused on emerging Europe, Russia and Africa.

Before that she spent approximately 10 years with the HSBC Group. From 2007 to 2012, she served as Global Head of Institutional Sales for HSBC Global Asset Management. Previously she was CEO of HSBC Alternative Investments Ltd, the investment advisor to HSBC’s fund of hedge funds and institutional client portfolios. She began her career in private banking.

Peter Roemer, who previously held the role of Head of Global Client Group EMEA, has decided to leave Deutsche Bank to pursue other opportunities.